2017 August Programs

Our first program, Nocturnal Adventures, will be held on Friday, August 4th, from 7-9 P.M. at the Center and will be open to families. This program gives everyone a unique opportunity to see the Center and our nocturnal education animals, such as the Eastern Screech Owl, Flying Squirrel and Virginia Opossum, during their naturally active hours. We will start by doing a short presentation on nocturnal animals and the special adaptations they have. This will be followed by a guided walk through the woods on the property for a chance to see some of these adaptations at work. Families of all shapes and sizes and with any age children are welcome, however, we do require a minimum of ten people for the program to run. Please RSVP soon because space is limited!

Our next program, Invasives, will be on August 12th, from 3-5pm.  We do ask that all children be accompanied by an adult. We will be learning about the dangers of invasive species and looking at their effect on our pond. Children will be encouraged to explore the life of the pond, and children and adults will work to pull an invasive species, the Silver Dollar, out of the pond.

On Sunday, August 13th, at 5 P.M., we will be hosting a wildlife-themed book club for adults. The book for this month is H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald. After discussing the book, the BRWC staff will introduce you to our education Red-Tailed Hawk and talk about the differences between our hawk and a falconry hawk.  A light snack will be served.  A donation of $5 per person is greatly appreciated and will offset the costs of the food.  

An after-school program would take place for children ages 9-12 on Wednesday, August 23rd from 3-5 P.M. Children would have a fun place to explore the woods and burn off some energy, while learning about the wonders of native Virginia wildlife.

Our last planned program for the summer is on Saturday, August 26th. Families are invited to come to the Center at 10 A.M. to noon to learn All About Birds. Everyone will learn the basics of birding and some awesome bird facts! Snacks and materials will be provided.  A donation of $5 per person is greatly appreciated and will offset the costs of the food and materials.  

All programs require a ten-person minimum to run and there is also a maximum, so please RSVP to education@blueridgewildlifectr.org to reserve your space. We are so excited to start hosting some new and exciting programs and we hope you are too!

Blue Ridge Wildlife Center

106 Island Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620

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